Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals
Learn about co-production, content and delivery of a transgender awareness training session
Why I must raise my concerns about your gender diversity in nursing article
Ella Guerin, a non-binary mental health nurse, has concerns about content and language used
How should nurses assess and manage pain in a person with cancer?
Exploring the personal meaning of pain for patients can help with support and treatment
Exploring relationships in the search for meaning in people living with cancer: part 2
Second of two articles describing the personal story of cancer
Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with...
First of two articles on the personal experience of cancer, this explores relationships
Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning
Nursing care requires nurses to work intimately and closely with the bodies of others
Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership
This article explores the concept of leadership in health and social care
‘Caring is the essence and reality of nursing’
Leadership means how we advocate for nursing, act and treat others, says Barry Quinn
Why nurses should make their voices heard and use their vote in the forthcoming election
Vote for the candidate you think could make a difference to health and social care
Joining forces globally to address oral complications for people with cancer
Improving clinicians' understanding of oral complications in cancer care through international collaboration.
Spiritual care is not as complex as we may think
The skills that draw us to the profession are a good foundation, says Macmillan’s Barry Quinn
Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer
This article presents some of the main findings from a study using an interpretative phenomenological approach to explore searching for meaning in the lives of 15 people who had experience of cancer. The findings offer an understanding of this searching activity and what it can teach us about the personal story of pain and suffering. For the participants in this study this sense-making process moved beyond reflection to one that engaged the whole person. It was a search that led each person living with the often hidden reality of pain and personal suffering to question aspects of their taken for granted world. While participants spoke of the pain of the disease and treatment, they also shared personal stories of the hidden losses and separation they faced and the loneliness of illness that others were unable to understand or comprehend. The experience of pain and loss did not occur in isolation but was influenced by many other life issues. Having illuminated the sometimes overlooked personal experience of pain, the findings offer some insights into better understanding and responding to the personal story of illness.